Your trip to Bangkok would not be complete if you miss visiting The Grand Palace, the city’s most famous landmark. When opened in 1785, the sprawling site officially marked the establishment of Bangkok Culture as the new capital of the Siamese kingdom. The Grand Palace contains many buildings covering 95 hectares within Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok’s Old Town district. Apart from royal residences and court buildings, the complex takes in Wat Pra Kaew, more widely known as famous Temple of the Emerald Buddha and containing one of Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculptures.
From Novotel Bangkok Silom Road, get on Chao Praya express boat at Taksin pier and get off at Tha Chang pier (Pier 9) or 25 minutes by car.
Alternatively, with the new update on MRT Blue Line extension in July 2019, now you can visit The Grand Palace by starting at the closet MRT Silom station to MRT Sanamchai station directly. From the station, walk a bit further about 15 minutes to get to the must-visited palace.